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Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9


$340.00 Released May, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Uses a large number of LEDs for quick reference to specific parts of the board's activity. Full POST error status can be decoded from LEDs. Complete and in-depth user manual.

The Cons:Motherboard is picky about which types of memory it will accept - even the approved list has errors. Memory speeds don't get much past 1066Mhz, despite advertising saying it goes much faster.

The Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9 is a high-end motherboard released in May, 2010. This board is a step-up from the GA-X58A-UD5, as it aims to provide users with more multi-GPU options. With a total of 7 PCI Express x16 slots, 4 of these will run in x16 mode while the remaining 3 running will run in x8 mode.

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Both Nvidia’s SLI and AMD’s CrossFireX multi-GPU technologies are supported, meaning users can link 2, 3, or 4 graphics cards for the most demanding game titles. As an enthusiast product, Gigabyte has designed this motherboard with a 24 phase power design, meaning the user’s system will remain as stable as possible when overclocking. The latest high-speed storage options have also been built-in, including 2 SATA 6Gb/s connectors and 2 USB 3.0 ports. A variety of software is included in the box, including tools for managing overclocking, energy and BIOS settings.

Features

  • X58 Express chipset
  • 6 x DDR3 memory sockets
  • 24GB max. system memory
  • 7.1 HD audio built-in with S/PDIF in/out
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet
  • 7 x PCI Express x16 slots
  • 2-way/3-way/4-way SLI and CrossFireX support
  • 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports

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    uses a large number of LEDs for quick reference to specific parts of the board's activity

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    full POST error status can be decoded from LEDs

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    complete and in-depth user manual

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    lots of support for various cooling equipment

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    BIOS can handle an unusually high amount of RAM

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    motherboard is picky about which types of memory it will accept - even the approved list has errors

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    memory speeds don't get much past 1066Mhz, despite advertising saying it goes much faster

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